Winner9999

I had an “exposure” with a female. The female spit into her hands to give me a handjob I told her no so she rubbed her hands together and we waited about 20 seconds before she used a bottled lubricant to perform the handjob on me. 3 days later I went to my regular doctor that I have been seeing since I was a little kid he could see I was anxious and prescribed me pep. I took the pep for 28 days and then the following day after finishing pep 32 days past my “exposure” I took a 4th generation antibody/antigen blood test which came back negative and I also took an oraquick test 37 days past my “exposure” which also came back negative. The only thing that worries me is that I started getting a sore throat 2 weeks past the encounter and it has been going on now for almost 4 weeks my ent doctor said that a viral infection would clear after 2 weeks but what if it was a virus that my body was unable to clear. 


1) did I have a risk to begin with? 
2) what if her saliva for some reason had blood and it was mixed with the lube an entered my penis hole? 
3) are those test I took conclusive and if not are they liable to change?
4) does my ongoing sore throat have anything to do with hiv? 

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helpline-volunteer

Hello,


Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV after receiving non-insertive masturbation (handjob) with possible saliva exposure. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

The scenario mentioned above
does not meet the three components of the transmission equation. It does not satisfy the equation because saliva is not a bodily fluid that can transmit HIV and receiving a handjob is not a risky activity (1). Thus, exposure to saliva as a lubricant for non-insertive masturbation (handjob) does not modify the assigned risk level. Even in the scenario in which the saliva contained blood, the exposure to oxygen during the non-insertive masturbation would render the HIV virus inactive (2).
Helpline Transmission Equation .jpgIn regards to the PEP and testing you accessed, it was very proactive of you to prioritize your health and seek out resources. Although this situation did not warrant the use of PEP or HIV testing, it is always a good idea to access regular HIV and other STI testing at least once a year.

Recommendation: No need for an HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a healthcare professional for other health related questions and to inquire about your persistent sore throat.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie

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